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playlist #170 (8/29/11)-after the storm

August 30, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #170 – Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene made its way up the East Coast yesterday. Vermont has been the state hardest hit by flooding, with three confirmed dead, thousands out of power, thousands more displaced, and entire towns destroyed and cut off due to washed out roads and bridges. Today’s show is dedicated to the incredible people of my home state as we try to recover from this disaster. (The thumbnails above are all from photos I’ve taken over the last couple of days. There are no words to describe the breadth of this situation.)

I’m also sad to say this my last program, as life is taking me to Boston for a new job. It has been my great pleasure for nearly three years to share Monday afternoons with you and groove to great tunes at The Radiator (community radio 105.9FM in Burlington, VT and online at Check it out.)

And a great many thanks to everyone who makes the station possible: volunteers, staff, underwriters, and…you, the community. Here’s my last “World of Music” playlist.
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
Langston Hughes: Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like The Rivers / Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like The Rivers-Black Poets Read Their Work / Rhino WordBeat 8012 – (USA)
Trombone Shorty: Hurricane Season / Backatown / Verve Forecast 14194 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
Black Kold Madina: Trouble The Water / Trouble The Water / BKM 1 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
Free Agents Brass Band: We Made It Through That Water / Treme HBO Soundtrack / HBO 14910 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
Sister Rosetta: Didn’t It Rain? / This Train / Proper Box 1304 – (USA)
Kermit Ruffins: I Can See Clearly Now / Livin’ a Tremé Life / Basin Street Records 107 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
Stewart Sukuma: Kadivaé Mõnõ / Mozambique Relief / Naxos World 76019 – (MOZAMBIQUE)
Allen Toussaint: Hang Tough / Crescent City Gold / High Street Records 10324 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
Stanton Moore: When The Levees Break / III / Stanton Moore (self-produced) 83648 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
Kronos Quartet & Nihavent Sirto: Tanburi Cemil Bey / Floodplain / Nonesuch 518349 – (TURKEY)
Tom Waits: More Than Rain / Franks Wild Years / Island Records 422-842-357 – (USA)
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band: Deep River / Deep River / Riverwalk Jazz Volume VIII 1998 – (USA)
Rebirth Brass Band: Tornado Special (Ooh Nay Nay) / Ultimate Rebirth Brass Band / MG 1085 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood / Texas Flood / Epic 38734 – (USA)
Dr. Michael White: Katrina / Blue Crescent / Basin Street Records 504 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
Aaron Neville: Cry Me A River & The Greatest Love / My Greatest Gift / Rounder 2102 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
Gumbo: It’s Raining / Never Tell Me To Quit / Wild Rose Artists 2009 – (USA)
Allen Toussaint: Long, Long Journey / The Bright Mississippi / Nonesuch 480380 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
The Subdudes: It’s So Hard / Annunciation / High Street Records 10323 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World / Louis Armstrong-Ken Burns Jazz / Columbia Legacy 61440 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
The Blind Boys of Alabama: I’ll Fly Away / Down in New Orleans / Time Life 19548 – (USA)

wom on vacation today

August 22, 2011

World of Music is taking a little time off this week to enjoy summer – we’ll be back next week with the usual unpredictable mix of blues, jazz, and international grooves.

Have a great week!

playlist #169 (8/15/11)-a world tasting sampler

August 15, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #169 – A little taste of all over
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm ET – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
Alemayehu Eshete: Filiklikë / The Best of Alemayehu Eshete – The Ethiopian Legend Series / AIT Records 13 – (ETHIOPIA)
Freshlyground: Waliphalal’igazi / Radio Africa / Freeground Records 11 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Sara Tavares featuring Ana Moura: De Nua / Balancé / Times Square Records 9054 – (CAPE VERDE)
Roswell Rudd & The Mongolian Buryat Band: Honey on the Moon / Blue Mongol / Soundscape 1147 – (USA / MONGOLIA)
Sabakoe: Vyent Prisiri / The Best of Sabakoe Vol. 1 / Stemra 6 – (SURINAM)
Moussut e Lei Jovents: Comme 2 Mouches / Putan de Cançon / Manivette Records 167 – (FRANCE)
Amadou & Mariam: La Réalité / Dimanche à Bamako / Nonesuch 79912 – (MALI)
Omar Souleyman: Hafer Gabrak Bidi (I Will Dig Your Grave with my Hands) / Jazeera Nights / Sublime Frequencies 55 – (SYRIA)
Maria Bethânia: Águas de Cachoeira / Pirata / DoBrasil 4251 – (BRAZIL)
Baster: Kanal / Kaf Gong Reggae / B.P.R. 702 – (LA RÉUNION)
Papi Brandao y Sus Ejecutivos: Bilongo / Panama! 3 / Soundway 18 – (PANAMA)
Grupo Falso Baiano: Caminhando / Simplicidade: Live at Yoshi’s / Massaroca Records 20111 – (USA) *NEW*
SMOD: Simbala / SMOD / Nacional Records 54272 – (MALI) *NEW*
Ibn Báya Ensemble: Mízán D-dary / Música Andalusí / Sony Classical 62262 – (SPAIN)
Shawna Lenore & Darrell Kastin: O Maior Bem / Mar Português / Vagabundo Music 2011 – (USA) *NEW*
Ernest Ranglin: Ala Walee / In Search of the Lost Riddim / Palmetto 2001 – (JAMAICA)
Los Van Van: Eso Damelo à Mi / Llego Van Van / Havana Caliente 83227 – (CUBA)
Cesaria Evora: Vida Tem Um So Vida / Miss Perfumado / Windham Hill 1934-18103 – (CAPE VERDE)
Oreka Tx: Jai Adivasi / Nömadak tx / World Village 468085 – (SPAIN / INDIA)
The Jolly Boys: Rehab / Great Expectation / EOM Records 2134 – (JAMAICA) *NEW*
Paco Pérez: Luna de Xelajú / Chapinlandia-Music of Guatemala / Smithsonian Folkways 40542 – (GUATEMALA)
Andy Palacio: Nabi / Keimoun / Intuition Oversees 3171 – (BELIZE)
Bombino: Iyat Idounia Ayasahen (Another Life) / Agadez / Cumbancha 20 – (NIGER) *NEW*

panama, mongolia, jamaica…

August 14, 2011

We’re on an international tasting tour for this week’s World of Music.

The musical flavors of Belize, Mongolia, and Cape Verde are on the menu along with some special spices from Brazil and Surinam.

New releases include Simplicidade from the Bay-area’s Grupo Falso Baiano (pictured left); a surprising cover from the classic mento band The Jolly Boys; and Niger’s desert blues guitar nomad Bombino.

World of Music is an international sampler every Monday from 3-5pm ET on the Radiator.  Online, or at 105.9FM if you’re listening in Burlington, VT.

playlist #168 (8/8/11)-vox femina

August 8, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #168 – women’s voices from around the globe
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm ET – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
Nazan Öncel: Atiyosun (Making It All Up) / Turkish Groove / Putumayo 248 – (TURKEY)
Iness Mêzel: Awah / Deux Voix Berbères des Sons du Monde / Silex 225066 – (ALGERIA)
Rokia Traoré: Koronoko / Tchamantché / Universal Music France 530785 – (MALI)
Chabuca Granda: La Flor de la Canela / Lo Mejor de la Música Criolla / Phantom Records 2005 – (PERU)
Kristi Stassinopoulou: Summer Moon / The Secrets of the Rocks / Tinder Records 861142 – (GREECE)
Lucrecia: Qué Bueno Baila Usted / Álbum de Cuba / Warner Music Latina 521459 – (CUBA)
Karima Skalli: Arrûhu bi hubbikum tatûh (My soul rejoices in your love) / Wasla / Moucharabieh 321077 – (MOROCCO)
Mariza: Feira de Castro / Fado Curvo / Times Square Music 9033 – (PORTUGAL)
Fernanda Porto: De Graça / Giramundo / Trama 978 – (BRAZIL)
Nisos: Anatoli / Nisos / 2011 – (CZECH REPUBLIC) *NEW*
Umalali: Yündüyu Weya (The Sun Has Set) / The Garifuna Women’s Project / Cumbancha 6 – (GUATEMALA)
Lila Downs: Ojo de Culebra / Shake Away / EMI 946392437 – (MEXICO / USA)
Oumou Sangaré: SounSoumba / Seya / Nonesuch 519650 – (MALI)
Claudia Acuña: Vuelvo al Sur / en este momento / Marsalis Music 74946 p (CHILE)
Constance Amiot: Décrocher La Lune / Fairytale / Tôt ou Tard 2007 – (FRANCE)
Angélique Kidjo: Congoleo / Oyaya! / Columbia Records 89053 – (BENIN)
Malouma: Lemra / Nour / Marabi 46819 – (MAURITANIA)
Gaida: Indulgence / Levantine Indulgence / Palmyra Recordings 2009 – (SYRIA)
Miriam Jarquín & Blues Latino: Piel canela / No Hay Palabras / 2005 – (COSTA RICA)
Luísa Maita: Lero-Lero / Lero-Lero / Cumbancha 17 – (BRAZIL)
Les Amazones de Guinée: Deni Wana / Wamato / Sterns 1106 – (GUINEA)
Telmary Diaz (featuring Kumar): Ves / A Diario / DM Ahora Records 2007 – (CUBA)
Marcia Griffiths: Shimmering Star / Truly / Heartbeat 11661 – (JAMAICA)
Dobet Gnahoré: Têlo dé / Na Afriki / Cumbancha 4 – (IVORY COAST)
Miriam Makeba: Africa / Welela / Mercury 838208 – (SOUTH AFRICA)

world women

August 7, 2011

Women’s voices are singing from all around the globe on this week’s World of Music.

Costa Rica, Greece, Syria, and Algeria are just a few of the destinations – and we’ll hear from a group of women freedom fighters from Guinea whose last album (their debut) came out in 1967!

We’ll also make stops in Chile, Guatemala, Turkey and the Czech Reublic. It’s quite a trip this time around.

World of Music is a double X-chromosome of international music every Monday from 3-5pm ET on the Radiator.  Online, or at 105.9FM if you’re listening in Burlington, VT.

cool tunes from hot places

July 31, 2011

It’s an afternoon of cool music from hot places for the first day of August, on this week’s World of Music.

We’ll venture off to exotic locales including Morocco, Peru, Belize, and the island of Trinidad – and hear from a sizzling San Francisco-based group that’s going to be playing at Nectar’s tomorrow night.

Colombian supergroup Fruko y sus Tesos, Mexican mariachi singer Alicia Villareal, and the Cape Verdean chanteuse Lura add flair to the theme with with their own unique styles.

World of Music is a long, tall, frothy boat drink of international music every Monday from 3-5pm ET on the Radiator.  Online, or at 105.9FM if you’re listening in Burlington, VT.

ooo (‘out of office’. except there really isn’t one.)

July 25, 2011

I’m hanging up the ‘Gone Fishin’ sign, but only because I don’t have one that says ‘Gone Readin’, or ‘Swimmin’, or ‘Nappin’. (Sarah Palin seems to be really good at dropping that last ‘g’ from her verbs, maybe I can ask to borrow one of her signs for future use.)

I spent yesterday at the Marlboro Music School and Festival in Southern VT and it was a fantastic experience. I’ll be sharing that later on here when I have a chance to collect my thoughts and pull it all together. The Festival is in its 60th anniversary year this summer and there is a LOT going on down there.

So I’m taking the day off, resting up and giving World of Music a little one-week summer vacation. The show will be back next week (Mondays, 3-5pm ET on The Radiator) with our usual unusual selection of sounds from around the globe.


playlist #166 (7/18/11)-midsummer music

July 19, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #166 – Midsummer Music
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm ET – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
Soweto Gospel Choir: Pride (In the Name of Love) / In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 / Shout Factory 826663-10608 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Chiwoniso: Kurima / Rebel Woman / Cumbancha 8 – (ZIMBABWE)
Freshlygoround: Unite Africa / Tribute to a Reggae Legend / Putumayo 303 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Bombino: Ahoulaguine Akaline / Agadez / Cumbancha 20 – (NIGER) *NEW* – At Higher Ground on Fri., 7/22 at 8pm*
Mojarra Eléctrica: Parió La Luna (Deliver the Moon) / Calle 19 / MTM Records 19 – (COLOMBIA)
Cachao: Isora Club (danzón) / Master Sessions Volume I / Crescent Moon 64320 – (CUBA)
Niyaz:  The Hunt / Niyaz / Six Degrees 657036 1110 – (IRAN)
Angham: Omry Maak (My Life with You) / Oriental Beats 2 / Alam El Phan Records 626 – (EGYPT)
Jake Shimabukuro: While My Guitar Gently Weeps / Jake Shimabukuro live / Hitchhike Records 1109 – (HAWAII, USA)
Easy Star All-Stars featuring Matisyahu: With You Without You / Easy Star’s Lonely Hearta Dub Band / Easy Star Records 21622 – (JAMAICA)
Jon Balke & Amina Alaoui: A la dina dana / Siwan / ECM 2042 – (NORWAY / MOROCCO)
Gilberto Gil: Métafora / Gil Luminoso / drg brazil 3128 – (BRAZIL)
Fishtank Ensemble: Fever / Woman In Sin / Fishtank Ensemble 1003 – (USA) *NEW* – At Nectar’s on 8/3, 11pm
Orchestra Baobab: Gnawoe / Specialists in all Styles / World Circuit 79685 – (SENEGAL)
Lila Downs: La Iguana / Tree of Life / Narada World 72438-49798 – (MEXICO)
Junie Aranda: Dondo / Paranda / Stonetree 18 – (BELIZE)
Dub is a Weapon: Curva Peligrosa / Vaporized / Harmonized 38 – (NY CITY, USA) *NEW*
The Jolly Boys: Blue Monday / Great Expectation / EOM Records 2134 – (JAMAICA) *NEW*
Maria Bethânia: Cantigas populares / Pirata / Dobrazil 42514 – (BRAZIL)
Francisco Mela: Nine: Law Days / Melao / Avya 40 – (SPAIN)
Malika Zarra: Mossameeha / Berber Taxi / Motéma 60 – (MOROCCO) *NEW*
Kailash Kher:  Tauba Tauba / Yatra (Nomadic Soul) / Cumbancha 14 – (INDIA)

mandela & beyond

July 18, 2011

nelson mandela

It’s a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s birthday today on World of Music – the civil rights activist and former South African President is 93.

We also have new releases from the Fishtank Ensemble (coming to Burlington on 8/2) and Bombino (at Higher Ground this Friday evening) and other great summer sounds to share today.

World of Music is a musical pool party of international music every Monday from 3-5pm ET on the Radiator.  Online, or at 105.9FM if you’re listening in Burlington, VT.

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